The Embodied Cognition Workshop: Dance and Physics

Tuesday, February 3, 2015  7:00pm Austin Quigley Black Box Theater in Lerner Hall


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Heyman Center for the Humanities

Center for Science and Society

Barnard School of Dance

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    The Embodied Cognition Workshop: Dance and Physics

The intersection between kinesthetic imagination and scientific ideas are explored in this presentation by Yale University professors Emily Coates (Dance) and Sarah Demers (Physics). The presentation will include several outcomes of their collaborative venture, including excerpts of “Incarnations: Sketches for a Longer Work,” which Coates is currently developing for Danspace Project’s Platform 2015, and a screening of their co-created short science-art film, “Three Views of the Higgs and Dance.”

Michael Tuts, Professor of Physics at Columbia University, and Carrie Noland, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine and author of Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture, will offer remarks in response to the presentation, followed by a conversation among the participants.

This event is at capacity. We thank you for your interest and hope to see you at other events this spring.

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Reservations are general admission.



  • Emily Coates

    Faculty Director of Dance Studies

    Yale University

  • Sarah Demers

    Associate Professor of Physics

    Yale University

  • Michael Tuts

    Professor of Physics

    Columbia University

  • Carrie Noland

    Professor of French and Comparative Literature

    University of California, Irvine


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